Dr Cameron Mackay

ATH - Senior Lecturer

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr. Cameron Mackay is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in surgery of the hand, skin cancer, and reconstructive microsurgery. He is a Medical Director and advocate for research and innovation in healthcare.

He began his career in the Queensland Police Service, initially as a general duties Constable and later as a Senior Constable in the Scientific Section. Through these early years he qualified formally in Science (UQ) and Forensic Science (Griffith) and gained extensive experience in society, life and law enforcement. Dr Mackay performed all components of general policing and later investigated major crime including recovery of victims of homicide or fatal accident.

After 6 years with the Queensland Police he saw an opportunity to further his education and resigned to continue study. He studied Medicine at the University of Queensland. During his University years he was Elected as Vice President and then President of the UQ Medical Society. On graduation he was an intern and house officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before commencing advanced training in General Surgery in Cairns. He ultimately completed training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2010. The following year he undertook a fellowship in Hand Surgery and Microsurgery in Adelaide.

Dr Mackay has treated patients with a wide variety of reconstructive problems due to trauma and malignancy. He is regularly involved in the multidisciplinary management of complex cases and severe trauma in association with surgeons from other specialties. He also has a keen interest in rehabilitation and return to work post injury. Dr Mackay has a subspecialty surgical interest in Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery and well as scarring and disfigurement following major trauma or burns. He is a visiting consultant surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and was recently appointed as Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Mackay is committed to research, education and training and regularly teaches junior doctors and registrars. His research interests include hand surgery and trauma as well as health economics and innovation in service delivery.


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